Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Desparately Seeking Landscape.
It was sunny out today, a bit cold, but the sunshine always inspires me. I've been spending time with my gardening books lately, thinking about what to do out front. Last year I took a landscaping class...yeah. I learned a lot, but on the last day of class when I showed the "teacher" my plan, he pretty much said I needed to do a bunch of things that we will NEVER do. Like re-do the half circle drive (with what $$?) and put in Japanese Maples (love them, but not for this house). He hated the idea I had for a walk from the drive to the porch, which is the natural traffic pattern. Needless to say we didn't have the $$ at the time so it still looks like these pics. We're DIYer's, so we just need a plan we like and we're off.
I found some great books over at Populuxe (see side bar). The "style" of the 50's is very very interesting. Maybe less is more - but nothing is slightly ridiculous. By the way, both sides and the back of the house also have zilch! I'll continue my research and post what I find. As always, I'd love suggestions and comments. Any sites I should be checking out for ideas?
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